Esperance is a one-of-a-kind luxury barge.  Available for charter, she includes a staff dedicated to providing guests with the highest standards of service. Because of her uniqueness, only a limited number of agencies are authorized to market it. France Cruises is proud to be one of the few companies to represent Esperance cruises.

Mathias Mathias, your host and captain, began a life at sea at the age of 14, cruising on a large 80-foot private sailing yacht owned by his family. Mathias was educated in many different parts of the world, quickly becoming an appreciator of multiple cultures and a connoisseur of different modes of living.

As a native to the South of France, Mathias decided to come back to share his passion of the region on board the magnificently appointed canal barge, Esperance, offering canal cruises with a touch of class and good taste. Combining his life-long exposure to sailing and his worldly education, he offers guests a well-rounded experience in regard to cruising and culture alike.

His adept crew is a passionate and professional team, including the acclaimed on-board Chef, dedicated to providing you with the highest standards of service.

From the minute they get onboard Esperance, guests from all over the world know that they're in for a truly authentic and unforgettable French experience, thanks to this combination of an exceptional boat with a creative, flexible and hard working team.

At A Glance

South of France
  • 4/6 Guests, Luxury & Signature

  • From USD$4,335 per person (Private Charter Only)

  • Region: South of France, Canal Du Midi

  • Access:
    Béziers, Narbonne or Carcassonne

  • Start City:   
    Béziers or Carcassonne 

  • End City:   
    Carcassonne or Beziers

  • Cruise Highlights: Narbonne, a lively city full of art and history, Visit the medieval village of Minerve, famous for its Cathar history and wine country, The UNESCO World Heritage site Cité de Carcassonne & Explore the charming village of Le Somail

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